Watch the best golf players on the Costa del Sol

From the 19th to the 22nd of October, some of the biggest names in golf will be playing at the Real Club Valderrama in Sotogrande on the Western Costa del Sol, widely acknowledged as one of the best golf courses in the world. They will be taking part in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, which comes to the Costa del Sol for the first time since 2011 this year and is the last European Tour stop before players head for China, Turkey, South Africa and Dubai.

Practice rounds start on Monday 16th of October, with the 1st round on Thursday 19th, the 2nd round on Friday, 3rd round on Saturday and the final round and prize giving ceremony on Sunday 22nd October. Golf fans can buy tickets to watch this great event at this prestigious golf club with affordable tickets available to buy online per day, or as a season ticket.

Ticket prices increase later in the tournament, with first and second round tickets available for 12€ each and 3rd and final round tickets for 20€ each. Alternatively, you can buy a season ticket and go from Wednesday to Sunday for 55€.  These prices are all presale and will be more expensive to buy on the gate.

If you want to come and watch the golf, we have a great apartment for you in the heart of the stunning Sotogrande Marina, just 15 minutes’ drive from Valderrama. The marina is a stunning setting full of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops and right by some excellent beaches. This two bedroom apartment in Sotogrande Port has two bathrooms and is bright and airy, with a modern lounge diner, leading out to a great little terrace with marina views. Pets are welcome and there is a shared garden to enjoy.

Valderrama is often said to be the Costa del Sol’s best golf course. Golfer Sergio Garcia who is hosting the event and supporting it with his foundation is a big fan of the course and commented, “Valderrama is a very special place for me, full of good memories – obviously the best when I finally managed to win in 2011. It is one of my favourite courses, one of the best in the world, and I always enjoy playing there.”

 Valderrama describes itself as a private member’s club that welcomes visitors, so you too could play this iconic course on your next visit to the Costa del Sol. Green fees are 350€ for 18 holes Monday to Thursday and 370€ Friday to Sunday and reservations need to be made in advance as demand is high.

However, if this is a little expensive for you, there are many other more budget friendly options. We have listed some of our favourite golf courses on the Costa del Sol and perfect rental properties to use as a base on our blog, which we hope will help you to find the right course and holiday rental property for you. We also have a collection of golf holiday rentals which are right on the golf course, or conveniently located near them, so it’s easy for you to find the right place to try out the Costa del Golf and all it has to offer.